Monday, November 18, 2013
Wah wahhh weekend
You know how one person can just start the domino effect of feces on your whole day? Well, we went to Home Depot Saturday morning before running a few errands and we were waiting for some person to finish pulling out of their space. Our car butt was hanging out into the main lane just a little bit, not much at all and certainly enough room for two cars to still pass. But some douchewad thought it appropriate to honk at us. Um, what would you have us do, block the guy in so he can't reverse? We parked in our space, not the one the car came out of because we don't landshark but one row over. The aforementioned douchewad was in the row just across from ours. When the guy was getting ready to retrieve his son from the backseat, he apparently shot the Mr a death stare. )Nice example for your son, sir) Well, the Mr is pretty laid back except when he thinks someone is unnecessarily targeting him for no reason. As we walked in, he walked a little close for my liking to the dude and I told him to let it go. He fumed as we walked the store and I was giving him a little gentle ribbing offering to poop on the guy's hood before we left or we could stand with our arms crossed and wait for him to come out and just stare at him. He said no and then he had his undies in a bunch which put MY undies in a bunch. There were periods of snippiness, not speaking to each other, short fuses becoming shorter and just an all around crappy day. I went to the grocery to get meatloaf fixin's and this one particular bread they ALWAYS have wasn't there and honestly I wasn't into the work involved so I said eff it and left. A myriad of other things went wrong and it was just one pile of crap on top of the next. I didn't want to let that guy ruin our day but it all just came back to one jerk's action changing our entire mood and it was impossible to get back on the right track after that.
Since I work from home, the weekend is my only time to get out of these four walls and us sitting home on a weekend made me bounce off the walls. When we left the comfort of the unpadded cell and went to the mall. I was quickly reminded why I have all of my Christmas shopping done by November 1st. There were so many people, all completely annoying, walking at a snail's pace, stopping in the middle of the walk space like 500 people aren't surrounding them and crap like that. I knew once I made it to Sur La Table, Pottery Barn and Anthropologie I'd be in less chaos but getting there was a real test in keeping me out of jail given how bad the day had gone. Oh well, they can't all be winners, can they? I did get a chance to check out the bedspread I'd been frothing over...
Yesterday was an active day to a degree. The previous night at the mall I stepped in a sunken part of the sidewalk and it shot pain through my tendon into my ankle. It was not pleasant. Last week I worked really hard on my balance board and my legs have been sore and hurting ever since. I told the Mr I have no choice but to take an active recovery week this week so strength and yoga for me/us. We worked out during a tornado warning yesterday, I'd call that dedication. We figured we were already down there so, you know, make the most of the time. We also donated about 2 big boxes worth of stuff to Goodwill. The small appliances I'd been meaning to donate along with other stuff that I said "I can't justify keeping this or that anymore...donate it before I change my mind." I got a good amount of the shelves organized again and it doesn't feel as paralyzing as it did. I was able to move some of the items ready to ship from my shop down there which frees up some office space. I was excited to score two mid century Christmas finds in our own neighborhood on Friday. A Mr and Mrs Santa and a cute Santa decoration. I worked on a few projects for our own Christmas decorating too so I'm getting excited. I'm pretty sure everything is going up Friday. I want to be done so I can sit back and enjoy the magic.
So while Saturday wasn't one for the win column, Sunday made up for it with productivity and watching our first Christmas movie of the season, Home Alone.
What did you do this weekend?
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